Valdon Battice, Guttman Lecturer, has been awarded a 2018 En Foco Photography Fellowship for his ongoing visual-ethnographic book project Colombia: A Darker Shade of Black.
The En Foco Photography Fellowship is designed to support photographers of color who demonstrate the highest quality of work as determined by a photography panel of peers and industry professionals. The Photography Fellowship Program awards 10 Fellowships at $1,000 per artist, a Fellowship Group Exhibition, and features the Fellows in A Nueva Luz: Photographic Journal (print and online editions).
En Foco, Inc. is a non-profit that supports contemporary primarily U.S.-based photographers of African, Asian, Latino, Native American and Pacific Islander heritage. Founded in 1974, En Foco is an organization that nurtures and supports contemporary, fine art and documentary photographers of color and of diverse cultures; preserves and promotes its Permanent Collection; and is dedicated to creating and implementing public programs for underserved communities and the general public.